James Flood, 18151898 (aged 83 years)

Name
James /Flood/
Given names
James
Surname
Flood
Birth about 1815 38

MarriageSarah MarchantView this family
January 30, 1840 (aged 25 years)
Citation details: No 179 Vol 130
Text:

Sarah Merchant and James Flood Witness to the mark of James X Flood - James Toole J.F.A. Goold of Campbelltown, minister of St John's Church do hereby certify that James Flood of George's River and Sarah Merchant of George's River were married 30 Jan 1840 at Sydney

Death 1898 (aged 83 years)
Citation details: Evening News (Sydney) Thu 15 Sep 1898 p. 7
Text:

DEATH OF MR. J. FLOOD, Mr. James Flood, one of the very oldest inha bitants of the Hurstville district, died on Monday morning, and was carried to his last resting place in the Sutherland Cemetery yesterday afternoon. A large number of his old friends, together with his six sons and an old companion, Mr. PhiL Williams, were present. Mr. Flood was a wid ower for many years. His age was 78, and he came to the district when he was 5 years old. Like most, of the old colonials, he has had a very adventurous career, hardship and prosperity air ternating, till finally having made some good land investments and a very fair fortune, he settled down in his old age with his two younger sons, and lived the life of a recluse. When a boy he was apprenticed as a cooper to Mr. Michael Gannon, father and grandfather of the Gannons of to-day, who then owned large es tates in the district, called Gannon's Forest. Not relishing his employment, he ran away to Otaheite, in the Fijis, where he remained some years, and made considerable money trading with the natives. He then returned to Sydney, purchased some splendid horse teams, and was the first .man to draw timber to the Old Queen's ; Wharf, now the Circular Quay. He shipped ironbark girders and other timber to England over forty years ago. He was a splendid horse men, and owned one of the best saddle hacks in the colony in 'those days, named Cocktail. With this horse he is said to have won many a road race, one. of the most interesting being that in which lie was was backed against a man ' named . Baker for £50. The race'was fifty yards, Baker to run while Flood rocde Cocktail. Flood won easily. He built the first house In the town of Hurstville, and also the first hotel— the Currency Lass on the site of the present stationmaster's residence. _ Strange to say, over seventy years ago he planted two pear trees at Peakhurst, and these trees are now as fresh, and bear as well as ever they did. Mr. Flood has left a large amount of valuable property; Including some of the best and largest blocks of land in the heart of the town of Hurstville.

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FLOOD JAMES 9716/1898 EDWARD UNKNOWN HURSTVILLE

Family with parents
father
17771864
Birth: 1777Meath, Leinster, Ireland
Death: 1864St George, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
Marriage MarriageOctober 28, 1808Ardcath, Meath, Leinster, Ireland
7 years
himself
18151898
Birth: about 1815 38
Death: 1898Hurstville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Sarah Marchant
himself
18151898
Birth: about 1815 38
Death: 1898Hurstville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18251879
Birth: 1825 37 20Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 19, 1879Brisbane Water, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageJanuary 30, 1840Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1864
Birth: 1864 49 39Kingston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
MarriageDocument - Marriage Certificate
Citation details: No 179 Vol 130
Text:

Sarah Merchant and James Flood Witness to the mark of James X Flood - James Toole J.F.A. Goold of Campbelltown, minister of St John's Church do hereby certify that James Flood of George's River and Sarah Merchant of George's River were married 30 Jan 1840 at Sydney

DeathNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details: Evening News (Sydney) Thu 15 Sep 1898 p. 7
Text:

DEATH OF MR. J. FLOOD, Mr. James Flood, one of the very oldest inha bitants of the Hurstville district, died on Monday morning, and was carried to his last resting place in the Sutherland Cemetery yesterday afternoon. A large number of his old friends, together with his six sons and an old companion, Mr. PhiL Williams, were present. Mr. Flood was a wid ower for many years. His age was 78, and he came to the district when he was 5 years old. Like most, of the old colonials, he has had a very adventurous career, hardship and prosperity air ternating, till finally having made some good land investments and a very fair fortune, he settled down in his old age with his two younger sons, and lived the life of a recluse. When a boy he was apprenticed as a cooper to Mr. Michael Gannon, father and grandfather of the Gannons of to-day, who then owned large es tates in the district, called Gannon's Forest. Not relishing his employment, he ran away to Otaheite, in the Fijis, where he remained some years, and made considerable money trading with the natives. He then returned to Sydney, purchased some splendid horse teams, and was the first .man to draw timber to the Old Queen's ; Wharf, now the Circular Quay. He shipped ironbark girders and other timber to England over forty years ago. He was a splendid horse men, and owned one of the best saddle hacks in the colony in 'those days, named Cocktail. With this horse he is said to have won many a road race, one. of the most interesting being that in which lie was was backed against a man ' named . Baker for £50. The race'was fifty yards, Baker to run while Flood rocde Cocktail. Flood won easily. He built the first house In the town of Hurstville, and also the first hotel— the Currency Lass on the site of the present stationmaster's residence. _ Strange to say, over seventy years ago he planted two pear trees at Peakhurst, and these trees are now as fresh, and bear as well as ever they did. Mr. Flood has left a large amount of valuable property; Including some of the best and largest blocks of land in the heart of the town of Hurstville.

DeathNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
Text:

FLOOD JAMES 9716/1898 EDWARD UNKNOWN HURSTVILLE